Fiat Brand

FCA: Jeep weak in 7th straight monthly loss

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales declined for a seventh consecutive month in March, dropping 4.6 percent despite sales gains from Ram and Dodge.... Read More »

Fiat may move Panda production to Poland to free capacity for Alfa Romeo in Italy, report says

March 6, 2017 14:01 CET

Fiat Chrysler is considering shifting manufacturing of its Panda to low-wage Poland to free capacity to build more Alfa Romeos in Italy, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

FCA: Sales fall 10% despite Ram boost

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Fiat Chrysler extended its losing streak to six consecutive months in February, falling 10 percent with only Ram brand pulling out a small sales gain in the month.... Read More »

FCA emissions case referred to French prosecutors

Feb. 7, 2017 09:47 CET

French investigators have referred Fiat Chrysler for possible prosecution after alleging some of the automaker's diesels produce NOx emissions that are several times higher than regulatory limits. FCA is the third manufacturer after VW Group and Renault to be referred to French prosecutors.... Read More »

FCA: Deliveries fall 11%, continuing 5-month slide

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's sales continued their skid, hitting five months in January as they dropped 11 percent to 152,218. The automaker said fleet sales accounted for 28 percent of its monthly total, though it said January fleet sales were down 31 percent year-over-year.... Read More »

Germany seeks recall of Fiat cars with 'illegal' shut-off devices, report says

Jan. 15, 2017 19:35 CET

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt wants the European Commission to ensure that Fiat cars that break pollution rules are taken off the market, a newspaper reported.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler, Italy face EU questions over diesel emissions

Jan. 13, 2017 09:30 CET

European lawmakers called on Italy to provide proof against Germany's allegation that Fiat Chrysler used illegal exhaust emissions defeat devices. German authorities say that hidden software on the Fiat 500X, Fiat Doblo and Jeep Renegade have allowed excess diesel emissions.... Read More »

FCA: Sales tumble 10% in Dec.; Ram brand posts only gain

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Fiat Chrysler sales fell 10 percent in December, with only the Ram brand, including pickups and commercial trucks, posting a sales gain.... Read More »

Fiat to slash prices in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Fiat's new pricing structure in the United States will cut the sticker prices of some models next year by as much as $5,205 and drop the starting price of its cheapest model under $15,000, excluding shipping, according to documents obtained by Automotive News.... Read More »

FCA US: Ram gains can't offset Jeep cooldown, Chrysler plunge

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's sales dove more than 10 percent in October as sales of the Chrysler 200 cratered to their lowest levels in five years and despite Ram brand sales climbing 12 percent.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Fiat 124 Spider could be blueprint for a different kind of car-sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Usually, when automakers build cars for a partner, the changes are limited to different badges and perhaps a new front fascia and not much else. The Fiat 124 is very different, and the changes could be the blueprint for a new kind of car-sharing among automakers.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The Mazda Miata and Fiat 124 Spider: The future of platform sharing?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

The Fiat 124 Spider is a rare car. Not just because its U.S. sales (so far) are miniscule, but because it's better than the car that spawned it, the Mazda MX-5 Miata.... Read More »

FCA US: Volume slips on weak Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep demand

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Jeep reported its first monthly sales decline since September 2013 Monday, pushing Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales down 0.9 percent in September. The automaker posted sales of 192,883 vehicles for the month, including its first reported U.S. sales of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which has yet to reach U.S. showrooms. FCA said 24 percent of its September sales went into fleets.... Read More »

Can Fiat fill FCA's small-car void?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

The folks who make their living doing dealership buy-sells agree: There is zero outside interest in buying U.S. Fiat stores, But among Fiat Chrysler dealers, Fiat's small stable of low-priced but slow-selling cars is getting a second look.... Read More »

Fiat's future is mostly status quo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2016

Fiat's U.S. lineup is likely to remain little changed for the next three years.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler accused by Germany of using emissions cheat

Sept. 1, 2016 10:53 CET

Germany has written a letter to the European Commission accusing Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal device to switch off exhaust treatment systems in diesel engines.... Read More »

FCA: Restatement pushes deliveries up 3.1%

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2016

FCA US reported August U.S. sales rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier, based on 2015 numbers that were adjusted downward sharply as part of a five-year restatement of sales released in late July.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A missed opportunity for dealers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 9, 2016

Dealers missing chance to court Middle Eastern buyers, diversity expert says; Why Jaguar is heating up; 'New Way to Look at Fiat'; Mitsu crossover spied; 9-speed gearbox glitch.... Read More »

FCA: Jeep, Ram do the heavy lifting

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Fiat Chrysler -- in its first monthly sales report since it restated more than five years of sales data -- reported U.S. sales up 0.3 percent in July, thanks entirely to gains from Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to lay off 30% of workforce at 500L plant in Serbia, union says

June 15, 2016 17:49 CET

Fiat Chrysler's Serbian unit will lay off nearly 30 percent of its workforce, ending one of its three shifts producing 500L models, a union leader said.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED

124 Spider: America's best Fiat

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is stylish, fun to drive and priced well under $30,000 for all but the top version.... Read More »

Tests show Fiat engines comply with emissions rules, Italian minister says

June 8, 2016 07:31 CET

Fiat Chrysler diesel engines have been tested and they comply with emissions regulations, Italy's Transport Minister Graziano Delrio said, after German media reported that irregularities had been found.... Read More »

MAY U.S. SALES

May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strong

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to be the worst. Now the country is deservedly paying a humiliating price after being snubbed by Fiat and the Italian government.... Read More »

Germany to retest 30 cars showing 'inexplicably high' CO2 levels

May 24, 2016 06:01 CET

A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have "inexplicably high" CO2 emissions. The results came to light after officials tested cars from most major brands for defeat devices.... Read More »

 
Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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After record high, UK's 'treasure island' status is set to end

Nick Gibbs
4:32 am U.S. ET | April 6 2017

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After March new-car registrations hit an all-time high in the UK, analysts predict an end to the market's long run as a "treasure island" for profits. ...
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Volvo CEO keeps his hiring promise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson promised to make the automaker “younger, more diverse and more international.” He achieved all three with his latest hiring. ...
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Will the quality ghosts of British Leyland haunt Tesla?

Richard Truett
11:28 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Tesla's plan to skimp on testing the Model 3 in real-world driving is fraught with danger. British L ...
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Piech's problem: his 'small-minded' family


5:29 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's decision to sell his stake in his family's holding company that owns a majority st ...
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Tavares has the tools to make PSA-Opel a success

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 2017

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PSA's pending acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall has all the makings of a prime-time TV drama. ...
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Volvo dealers get crash course on conquests

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31 2017

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Volvo's head of Europe says that his dealers have had to get used to something new: knowing how to cash in on conquest sales. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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UK sales rise 8% in record monthly high
UK new-car registrations rose 8.4 percent to a record monthly high in March as customers brought for ...
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Spanish market returns to growth
Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in March, restarting a positive trend after a flat February. ...
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German sales rise 11% in March as diesel share declines
New-car sales in Germany increased by 11 percent in March, helped by two extra selling days. Diesel ...
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Italian market continued to rebound in March
New-car registrations in Italy rose by 18 percent last month, partly due to one more working day tha ...
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French car sales rise 7% in March on extra selling day
French car sales rose 7 percent in March, helped by an extra selling day. ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
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Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Aud ...
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Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newl ...
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VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division. ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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